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Hypertension and Low-Flow States

  • C. A. Wagenvoort

Abstract

Changes in pulmonary arterial pressure and flow have their counterparts in alterations in the lung vessels. Not only are increased and decreased pressure and flow associated with distinct and clearly recognizable pulmonary vascular changes, but each form of pulmonary hypertension generally has its own characteristic pattern of lesions in the lung vessels. Recognizing these patterns and thereby the type, possibly even the cause, of the elevated pulmonary arterial pressure may be extremely important if a lung biopsy specimen should be evaluated.

Keywords

Pulmonary Hypertension Pulmonary Arterial Pressure Primary Pulmonary Hypertension Pulmonary Trunk Medial Hypertrophy 
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